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August 5, 2020 - 8:00pm

This summer, Maryland Smith is catching up with MBA students working as interns at top companies throughout the country. Watch the students talk about how their internship experiences are helping them build their skills and make professional connections in The Smith Report, a short podcast produced by the Office of Marketing Communications.

In this edition, first-year MBA Jared Turetsky lets us in on what it's like to work as an MBA Intern at Pepsi.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/21p7c1skuNg

August 5, 2020 - 7:56pm

This summer, Maryland Smith is catching up with MBA students working as interns at top companies throughout the country. Watch the students talk about how their internship experiences are helping them build their skills and make professional connections in The Smith Report, a short podcast produced by the Office of Marketing Communications.

In this edition, first-year MBA Maria Herold lets us in on what it's like to work as an MBA Intern at M&T Bank.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/jqgQYPQjuz8

August 5, 2020 - 7:49pm

This summer, Maryland Smith is catching up with MBA students working as interns at top companies throughout the country. Watch the students talk about how their internship experiences are helping them build their skills and make professional connections in The Smith Report, a short podcast produced by the Office of Marketing Communications.

In this edition, first-year MBA Sammy Santosh lets us in on what it's like to work as an MBA Intern at Verizon.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/E77Veh8fvQE

July 15, 2020 - 4:35pm

 

If I had been told at the beginning of 2020 that the word “unprecedented” would become the most overused word in the English language, I would have rolled my eyes and kept moving. Now, halfway through the year, the hard pause caused by COVID-19 has made “unprecedented” feel like an understatement. We are living through a global event that will change the way people conduct business forever. The pandemic will create case studies taught by the MBA programs for years to come.

 

May 8, 2020 - 5:22pm

As graduation is around the corner, I have had the time to reflect on my experience the past two years and want to share some of them with you.

 

May 1, 2020 - 7:26pm

The emergence of COVID-19 has changed much of life as we know it. Gone are the days of handshakes and high-fives, social gatherings, parties and live events and countless other things that we took for granted. In times of social distancing, MBA students have had to adapt to new ways to keep in touch with each other. Students have taken advantage of the phone and internet to find creative ways to maintain a sense of community.

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April 30, 2020 - 5:52pm

I have used the promise of Neapolitan pizza as motivation through challenges big and small in my life, from long runs to medical care to tough days at work. So, when a wrinkle was added to life as a full-time MBA in March, I immediately thought of my old pal.

April 17, 2020 - 4:07pm

With campuses shifting to online-only classes to curb the spread of the coronavirus, and companies asking employees to work from home, lots of people are adjusting to a new work situation. For some people, the work-remote setup is ideal; for others, far from it.

As an MBA student, I can relate. With all my trusted routines out the window, I spent the first few days of the new online-learning era simply adjusting.

Here’s how I learned to maintain a high level of productivity, in an era of online learning.

Designate a workspace(s)

April 6, 2020 - 1:28pm

With much of the world adopting social distancing measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are depending more on internet-based audio and video software to communicate with colleagues, clients and job candidates. But how can you make sure you're using it well?

Here are 12 tips that will help students and professionals maintain audio and video etiquette:

March 3, 2020 - 5:27pm

How do you successfully go from operating nuclear reactors on an aircraft carrier to commercial banking? An MBA sounds like a great place to start and the internship sounds like a great place to take theory to practice. After many months of what at times felt like would be a fruitless effort, the internship hunt has finally come to a close. For MBA students, this process can be as time-consuming, if not more so, than the academics.

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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by the bloggers are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Robert H. Smith School of Business or the University of Maryland. The Smith School is not responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied in the blogs.